Your neck, back, arms, and legs may experience pain, numbness, and weakness due to a herniated disc (หมอน รอง กระดูก ทับ เส้น ประสาท, which is a term in Thai) pressing on the spinal nerves. These symptoms can occasionally be severe enough to interfere with your life.
However, in most cases, your ruptured disk-related issues should start to get better on their own within a few weeks. Try these cures to feel better.
Take a few days to relax. Rest might help your back mend and reduce swelling. Avoid exercising and other activities requiring bending or lifting if your back hurts.
You could be advised to rest in bed by your doctor. For a brief period, bed rest is acceptable; nevertheless, you shouldn’t be immobile for more than a day or two. You must keep moving to keep your muscles and joints from becoming stiff.
In addition, you can use heat and ice to soothe your discomfort. Simply apply an ice pack or a warm, moist towel to the hurting area of your back. Alternate between heat and cold, or use whichever seems most comfortable.
Use a nonprescription pain reliever such as naproxen, ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), or aspirin (Aleve, Naprosyn). These medications can help you reduce swelling and decrease discomfort.
Just refrain from using them for ten days without consulting your doctor first. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs) can raise your risk for cardiac issues or bleeding when used in big doses or for a lengthy period.
Your doctor might also recommend short-term narcotics like codeine or oxycodone-acetaminophen (Percocet) if over-the-counter medications don’t help.
A herniated disc’s symptoms may be lessened with specific workouts. You can learn which ones help the muscles that support your back from a physical therapist. Programs for physical therapy also include:
- Stretching exercises to maintain flexibility in your muscles
- Activities that burn calories, like walking or riding a stationary bike
- Heat and ice
- ultrasound treatment
- stimulating muscles with electricity
Your doctor may administer steroid medication into the region surrounding your spinal nerve if rest, painkillers, and physical therapy cannot relieve your discomfort. An epidural injection is what this is. The steroid can help reduce swelling, facilitate more effortless movement, and lessen pain associated with a herniated disc.